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Bill Ayers: Megyn Kelly ‘Is Like a Cyborg Constructed in the Basement of Fox News’

Bill Ayers, who recently sat down for an interview with FNC’s Megyn Kelly, talked about that interview with Salon. Ayers, the retired college professor and co-founder of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, said he found Kelly to be “a very strange person.”

“She’s like a cyborg constructed in the basement of Fox News. She’s very striking, but very metallic, very cold. Her eyes are very cold.”

Update: Thursday night, Kelly responded on her show:


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9pm Battle: Colmes, Ayers on “Hannity,” Clooney, Iseman on “King”

ayers_2-23.JPGIt’s going to be a ratings battle tonight at 9pmET, as FNC and CNN each have unique line-ups.

Alan Colmes makes his first return appearance to the 9pmET hour, and he’ll be bringing his former co-host, Sean Hannity, an exclusive interview — with Bill Ayers. The interview took place in FNC’s Chicago bureau. “It’s a colossal mistake,” says Ayers of President Barack Obama‘s decision to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan. “And, you know, we’ve seen this happen before, Alan. We’ve seen a hopeful presidency, Lyndon Johnson‘s presidency, burn up in the furnace of war.”

On CNN, Larry King Live will feature four very different segments. The show kicks off with a George Clooney interview (fresh off his meeting with VP Joe Biden at the White House). The show closes with the first TV interview from Vicki Iseman, who recently dropped her lawsuit against the New York Times. In between, King has an exclusive interview with T. Boone Pickens and John Podesta, and a panel discussion featuring Dee Dee Myers, Ari Fleischer and Bob Woodward.

Rachel Maddow
is out with the flu on MSNBC — Alison Stewart will be filling in.

> Update: Cleve Jones, a friend of Harvey Milk‘s (and portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the movie), will be on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss Proposition 8 and Sean Penn‘s speech last night. Jones also created the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

The Ticker: MSNBC, CNN, FNC…

> With Obama headed for the White House, Bill Ayers is ready for some Hardball. Chris Matthews interviews him live tonight at 5pmET.

> CNN’s Betty Nguyen conducted an exclusive interview with First Lady Laura Bush this morning about the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Portions air throughout th eday, with the full interview airing on CNN Saturday Morning.

> The Live Desk is going new media. This week the Martha MacCallum and Trace Gallagher anchored FNC afternoon program added a Twitter account and blog, which are incorporated on the air.

Parnell as Brokaw, and Three-Second Follow-Ups

brokaw_10-10.jpgThe first episode of “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” premiered last night on NBC, with a lengthy debate cold open kicking things off and two segments of Weekend Update.

Tom Brokaw was played by SNL alum Chris Parnell (earlier this year, he portrayed Jim Lehrer during another debate sketch), who focused his attention on Brokaw’s strict adherence to debate rules. Other parodies included Brokaw’s teleprompter mishap and his choice of questions.

And once again, the debate was made to look like it was on CNN (and not NBC or MSNBC).

Featured in the sketch was a very famous SNL alum, who asked the “candidates” if the Chicago Cubs would ever win a World Series (and speaking of Chicago, Bill Ayers got a mention). Click here to see the sketch

Colbert to Scarborough: “Look How MSNBC Has Changed You”

scarborough_10-9.jpgMSNBC’s Joe Scarborough appeared on The Colbert Report last night, and was walking off the set just 20 seconds into the interview (Stephen Colbert made a Jack Abramoff reference).

Later, when Colbert asked Scarborough how Sen. John McCain can win the election, Scarborough said, “It’s too late.”

After a lengthy explanation of his reasoning, Colbert joked, “Look how MSNBC has changed you. I watched you for the first six years of the Bush administration and you went along with whatever that cat did, and now you’re down on the republicans?”

Click continued to see the interview, including Scarborough joking why “Morning Joe” brings up Bill Ayers, despite the fact that “it’s not relevant”…

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